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Soroptimist International Peterborough Donates to Five Community Partners on 75th Anniversary

PTBOCANADA | It may be the 75th anniversary of Soroptimist International Peterborough (SIP) but they gave presents out by donating $1,000 cheques each to five organizations on Friday. The donations went towards community partners of SIP to help women’s and girls’ lives through programs leading to economic and social empowerment. Cameron House (Brock Mission), Elizabeth…read more

YWCA Crossroads Shelter receives $20,000 donation from The Peterborough District Masonic Association

PTBOCanada | YWCA Peterborough Haliburton announced a charitable contribution of $20,000 from The Peterborough District Masonic Association, on Wednesday. This donation will help ensure safe shelter and support services for local women and children experiencing violence. “Community leaders like the Masonic Association who prioritize equity, safety and an end to gender-based violence are absolutely vital…read more

YWCA’s Virtual Challenge raises over $28,000 for shelter and support services for women experiencing gender-based violence

PTBOCANADA | The YWCA has raised $28,641 for their shelter and support services from their second annual Virtual Challenge that started from May 3 – 31 announced Thursday. The online fundraiser was an initiative in support of local YWCA resources for women experiencing gender-based violence. “The Virtual Challenge provides a unique opportunity to use whatever…read more

Need for services at local YWCA increases

Mike Baker, Minden Times | The YWCA Women’s Centre of Haliburton County has a rather unique goal – to put itself out of business.However, according to Darlene Smith-Harrison, transition support and women’s centre manager, the organization is further away from that objective than it has, perhaps, ever been. Since 1986, the YWCA has served as…read more

The REALTORSCare® Foundation and Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS® Have Teamed Up to Give Back to the Community

The REALTORSCare® Foundation has donated $4,715 in support of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton on behalf of Peterborough and the Kawartha Association of REALTORS®(PKAR). The REALTORSCare® Foundation directly benefits Canadian registered charities who address shelter-based needs in communities across Ontario. Each year PKAR works with the REALTORSCare® Foundation to assess and identify the need in our community….read more

YWCA Launches Challenge

The Highlander | Online yoga events are just one activity that local women can engage in as part of the YWCA’s 2021 virtual challenge this month. The challenge is an online fundraising initiative in support of YWCA resources for women experiencing gender-based violence. Participants choose an activity to accomplish during the month of May, register…read more